Another day, another All-American honor for Penn State's Saquon Barkley

Ruben Hill
December 8, 2017

Saquon Barkley may not be a Heisman Trophy finalist, but the Penn State running back is still one of the finest talents in college football - and he was recognized as such on Wednesday morning. The victor of both of those awards will be announced Thursday night during the College Football Awards show on ESPN at 7 p.m.

Barkley, a junior from Whitehall, became only the fifth two-time victor of the award since Red Grange won the inaugural award in 1924.Nine of 13 Big Ten coaches voted for Barkley, who also received three second-place votes. By an overwhelming margin, they voted Barkley the victor of the 2017 Chicago Tribune Silver Football, awarded annually to the league's best player. The Big Ten's offensive player, running back and return specialist of the year, Barkley racked up 179.5 all-purpose yards per game and 21 total touchdowns which rank second and fifth nationally, respectively.

More than for the numbers, Barkley's 2017 season will be remembered for the highlights, which include a jaw-dropping hurdle against Iowa, a 69-yard run for a touchdown on the second play against MI and an kick return touchdown to start the game against Ohio State.

Barkley has already won the Paul Hornung Award, which is given to the most versatile player in the country.

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